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Mar
7
Thu
2019
Cambridge Autonomous Vehicles Educational Forum @ Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the City of Cambridge, MAPC, our partners, and other members of the public for a forum on autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

The City of Cambridge has begun the process of creating a Future of Mobility Implementation Blueprint to help prepare for and shape new mobility options in a way that meets our community goals, meets the mobility needs of all people who live in, work in, and visit Cambridge, and is well integrated with our sustainable transportation system. This forum is an opportunity for you to:

  • learn about the role of the Local, State, and Federal government in managing AVs,
  • hear from researchers who are thinking about the interactions between AVs and people, and
  • engage with the people behind the technology to gain a better understanding of the state of the technology, plans for the future, and challenges.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Joseph E. Barr | Director | Cambridge Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department
  • Susanne Rasmussen | Director of Environmental and Transportation Planning | Cambridge Community Development Department
  • Alison Felix | Senior Transportation Planner and Emerging Technologies Specialist | Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
  • Bryan Reimer | Research Scientist | MIT AgeLab
  • Ryan Jacobs | Director, Boston Operations | nuTonomy

This event is hosted by the City of Cambridge in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Are We There Yet? 21st Century Mobility: MetroCommon 2050 Speaker Series @ Colonnade Hotel | Boston Ballroom
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Don’t miss the second event in MAPC’s MetroCommon speaker series! Join us for a riveting keynote by the transportation thinker David Zipper on the interplay between urban and transportation policy and new mobility technologies, followed by an interactive panel discussion with local transportation planners, advocates, and administrators.

David Zipper is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, where he focuses on the interplay between urban policy and new mobility technologies. David advises numerous startups and urban officials about the future of cities and mobility. His writing about urban innovation has been published in The Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, and Fast Company. Learn more on his website, www.davidzipper.com.

Registration and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the speaking portion of the event will begin at 6 p.m. Light appetizers will be served.

Stay tuned — we’ll announce our panelists soon!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/are-we-there-yet-21st-century-mobility-registration-76091067431

Jun
11
Thu
2020
Online Performance: The Medfield Anthology @ Online
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Medfield Anthology is a site-informed performance piece written by playwright and Metropolitan Area Planning Council Artist-in-Residence Hortense Gerardo.

Featuring local Medfield talent from The Gazebo Players and performances by members of the Boston Dance Theater!

First created as an immersive walking play through the Medfield State Hospital grounds, the play portrays the Medfield State Hospital in its many facets – not only a place where patients went for psychiatric care, but also where community members attended an annual Harvest Ball, young lovers went to movie screenings in the chapel, and youngsters competed in Little League games.

The cast and crew of The Medfield Anthology are excited to present the play in an exciting new online format. Featuring a new scene about the 1918 flu pandemic and a movement piece adapted for viewing on computer screens, the latest version of this play⁠ takes on surprising relevance⁠—as does the history of the site itself.

Followed by a Q&A with Medfield Town Planner Sarah Raposa and Cultural Alliance of Medfield Director Jean Mineo about future plans for the chapel and the rest of the MSH campus

Register for tickets here to receive a link to the free performance!

For more information, visit: https://medfieldculture.org or www.mapc.org/msh-events.

Jun
25
Thu
2020
Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Training @ Zoom Webinar
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Training @ Zoom Webinar

Join MAPC to learn how to use our new Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool and Step-by-Step Guide. This virtual training will help municipal staff and volunteers understand the basics of developing a GHG inventory, where they can go to gather the data for their community, and how to understand the data once you’ve completed the Tool.

Register here.

Aug
18
Tue
2020
What is Spatial Justice? Principles of Planning for Welcoming Public Spaces @ Zoom
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What is spatial justice, and how can cities and towns use this framework to rethink how their built environment supports people’s rights to be, thrive, express and connect? What role can artists and public art play in helping us imagine and shape more inclusive, thriving public spaces throughout Greater Boston? Join a lively discussion among artists, activists, and urbanists who are leading the conversation about spatial justice in our region today.

Jan
11
Tue
2022
MetroCommon Research Release: Rethinking the Suburban Strip @ Zoom
Jan 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

We’ll hear from experts on retrofitting suburbia, get a first look at MAPC’s interactive report and website, and discuss opportunities for you to transform suburban space to meet new needs.

Dec
8
Thu
2022
Revere Childcare Regulations Virtual Forum | Community Forum
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In an effort to provide greater and more equitable access to childcare, the City of Revere is partnering with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Greater Boston, to identify existing barriers to accessing quality care and listen to ideas for the future of childcare regulations in the city.

Register Here 

Dec
19
Mon
2022
Equity in Clean Energy Webinar Series Kickoff
Dec 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

MAPC’s Clean Energy Department is hosting its first webinar in a series about what centering equity in municipal-level clean energy and climate planning and implementation can look like. This first event will provide an introduction to equity in climate planning, followed by presentations and a panel discussion with three guest speakers who have worked on equitable climate planning in their municipalities:

• Emily Koo, Director of Sustainability, City of Providence
• Shayna Hirshfield-Gold, Climate Program Manager, City of Oakland
• Ibrahim Lopez-Hernandez, Sustainability Manager, City of Chelsea and Revere, Town of Winthrop

There will then be an opportunity for Q&A with attendees.

Register Here

Stay tuned for information about the additional sessions in the webinar series!

Jun
15
Thu
2023
Nahant HPP Forum #2 @ Nahant Town Hall
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nahant HPP Forum #2 @ Nahant Town Hall | Nahant | Massachusetts | United States
Nahant Residents! 
Do you have thoughts about housing policies and opportunities to expand Nahant’s housing stock? We want to hear from you!
The Nahant Housing Plan Advisory Committee is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to create a housing plan. We’re proposing draft recommendations for strategies that aim to lower housing costs and introduce new housing options for all Nahanters.

Doors Open: 7:00 p.m.  |  Forum Begins: 7:30 p.m.

Register to join us for this Forum here

Learn more about his project here.

Jul
19
Wed
2023
POSTPONED! Virtual Public Meeting: Beachmont Fire Station Arts and Culture Concept Plan @ Zoom (Virtual)
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
POSTPONED! Virtual Public Meeting: Beachmont Fire Station Arts and Culture Concept Plan @ Zoom (Virtual)

This meeting has been postponed to a later date and time still to be determined. Once it has been determined, this posting will be updated to reflect the new date and time. Thank you for your understanding!

Revere residents:

What kinds of arts and cultural community space do you want at the old Beachmont Fire Station on Winthrop Ave? Join us for this virtual conversation to learn what we’ve heard from the project Working Group, community focus groups, and the project survey, and let us know what you think!

Join us for this virtual community-focused conversation. Register here
Meeting materials and presentation will be in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Find more information about this project here: mapc.ma/Beachmont-Fire-Station.